Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

Your comments and/or contributions are most welcome. Please email me at

Monday, 5 October 2015

Straighten Out The Musician Leicester 3rd October 2015

A big draw for a lot of Stranglers fans, Straighten Out offer an view of the band in the earlier years, covering the material of the first 4 studio albums. Here I have to thank Evil_Teacup who has permitted this recording (originally on Dime) to be shared here. Cheers!


Rattus Norvegicus

01. Sometimes
02. Goodbye Toulouse
03. London Lady
04. Princess of the Streets
05. Hanging Around
06. Peaches
07. Grip
08. Ugly
09.  Down In The Sewer

10. I Feel Like A Wog
11. The Raven
12. Peasant In The Big Shitty
13. Walk On By
14. Nice n Sleazy
15. Sweden
16. Thrown Away
17. Duchess
18. Nubiles
19. Dagenham Dave
20. Something Better Change
21. Curfew
22. Tank
23. 5 Minutes
24. No More Heroes
25. Straighten Out
26. Nuclear Device - Toiler On The Sea

1 comment:

  1. Nothing beats the real stuff but this is actually quite good. And what a setlist!